Monday, 28 March 2011

Reason to celebrate: First book added to White Rose Research Online

White Rose Research Online is delighted to have been able to add an entire book to the repository. Dr Mark Westgarth is an academic with the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies and had been encouraged by the School’s Research Committee to add his items to Symplectic (the university’s central publications database) so that his research profile was up to date. Dr Westgarth discovered that via Symplectic the item could be added to White Rose Research Online. When this item arrived in the repository we wrote to the Regional Furniture Society to see if they would be happy for us to make this available –which they were (they requested we also add a link to their website ).

Dr Westgarth ( ) is very pleased that his book is now available worldwide and of course to the students taking his module, and White Rose Research Online is excited to now have an entire book from a fairly under represented subject area in its collection. If you are interested in seeing the book it is at: Westgarth, MW (2009) A Biographical Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Antique and Curiosity Dealers. Regional Furniture, XXIII . Regional Furniture Society.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

White Rose Etheses Online passes 1000

We now have over 1000 doctoral theses in the White Rose Etheses Online (WREO) service – the companion service to White Rose Research Online. Some theses are temporarily embargoed but most are immediately and freely available to all who wish to read them.
Our Google Analytics usage data show we are attracting readers from around the globe. Readers in the UK are the heaviest users of the service, followed by the USA, India and Canada.
WREO hosts recently awarded theses deposited by their authors plus older theses digitised by the British Library’s EThOS service or provided by individual departments and alumni.
For further information about WREO see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Theses deposited in WREO are available through Google, Google Scholar, the British Library’s EThOS service and the DART Europe E-theses Portal.